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Through The Eyes Of A Bug [Oct. 13th, 2007|10:25 am]
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A while ago, I made a journal post that had some pictures that I'd taken of a jumping spider. My old camera wasn't up to the task, and the pictures were not very clear. But curculio  made an interesting comment about them. He said, "The picture you have is probably the equivalent to what their prey might see if they escape."

That comment has changed how I look at my less-than-perfect photographs. A couple of days ago, I took a picture of a lizard out at the land. I'm pretty sure it's a Texas Spiny Lizard, but the picture's not very good because the lizard ran away before I could ger very close. When I looked at the photo, I was glad I got a picture, but disappointed it wasn't better. But this morning I noticed how the lizard's coloring blended in with the tree, thought of curculio's comment, and decided it was actually a pretty good photograph. Thanks curculio.

Lizard on Pecan Tree at the Land
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[User Picture]From: matildasmom
2007-10-13 03:54 pm (UTC)
Very nice picture.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-13 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2007-10-13 08:36 pm (UTC)
yeah, it is a really spectacular picture


where are you on the nanowrimo... i'm leaning toward doing it and talked to ndozo too
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-14 12:12 am (UTC)
Thanks. :-)

If you guys do NaNoWriMo, I'll give it a shot.

I'm taking a writing course right now and I feel like the dumbest person in the class. But maybe working on my "novel" will help. I would just pick up where I left off when I was doing it two years ago.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2007-10-14 05:51 pm (UTC)

Actually,

I wish I could stand upside down on a wall. I've tried wearing the same color as the paint but that doesn't matter.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-15 04:21 am (UTC)

That's Your Problem

You have to stand on a tree and wear clothes that match the bark.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2007-10-15 01:59 pm (UTC)

Re: That's Your Problem

That was the answer. It worked. Of course, I used spikes but it worked.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2007-10-15 01:43 pm (UTC)
I think it's an excellent picture. Texas Spinys (yes, this is one) are difficult to photograph well because of their coloring and their tendency to whisk away when you finally get them in focus.

My best shots were of a young female who crawled up on a bark-covered stick we'd used to try to build a stool (we turned out to have less than stellar furniture-building skills) and thus put herself on a "model stand" for me.

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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-15 04:50 pm (UTC)

Picture Envy

That's the Texas Spiny Lizard picture that is the main image for your Herps gallery, right? That's one of the best Spiny Lizard pictures ever!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2007-10-15 05:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Picture Envy

No, that one was another pure-luck shot. That one was in the back yard and I almost stepped on her: she froze, I had the camera in hand, leaned over, and she turned her head and looked at me.

The "model pose" one was out at Fox Pavilion, and I use it for my laptop screen art. I have a close-up head-on shot. Here's the URL for it in my photo archives (plus two other shots.)

http://www.elizabethmoon.com/photogallery20050925.htm
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-15 05:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Picture Envy

Wow! Those are so cool!
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